A coffee and culture event went down a treat at Midleton community tourist office last Friday 22 September.
Large numbers filtered into the tourist office for a break from the daily grind, and discover what Midleton and the greater East Cork area has to offer.
Local arts and crafts adorned the walls, while those who attended sampled a selection of foods from a diversity of East Cork cultures.
A team of four headed by Midleton and Area Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Business Development Officer, Andrea Gunn, spilt the beans on our great artistic culture and food, our beautiful walking trails less travelled, our historic landmarks and towns, and our great shopping and entertainment.
“No one can resist a freshly brewed cup of coffee” commented Ms Gunn.
“We decided to throw open our doors and invite in as many people as possible, to experience a flavour of the services we provide, while celebrating Culture Night a little early.”
From 10:00am – 11:00am people poured into the tourist office, located at the entrance to the Jameson Heritage Centre, as Tony Harpur, Midleton and Area Chamber of Commerce, Heritage Committee Chairman, Ellen Donaldson Tourism Advisor and Midleton Tourism volunteer Ambassador, Martina O’Callaghan pointed out a series of future projects.
“It’s not just one day! We celebrate culture here, every day. We want all businesses and community organisations, local artisans and crafters to know that we are here to support them.”
“It’s also about promoting what’s special about our area to both visitor and resident” Andrea Gunn tells the East cork Journal.